Hue gala to dazzle, expand audience
The latest edition of the biennial Hue Festival, starting this weekend, seeks to offer more things to more people, but 16 years on, the landmark event faces several ‘familiar' challenges, reports Phuoc Buu.
Humble chemist a ‘powerful' guardian
Viet Nam's leading expert on metal erosion and protection, who has played a key role in protecting the national electricity network, has chosen not to rest on his laurels, report Le Nhon and Ha Nguyen.
A passion that keeps ticking away
Bac Giang resident Nguyen Minh Tam is so enamoured of antique clocks that he hears their souls talk to him. The collector tells Nguyen Truong that he misses this conversation when he is away from home.
Mini-plough devised to till terraced fields
A farmer in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai has invented a mini-ploughing machine for terraced fields in inaccessible areas.
Le Crespo at your service with pizzazz
An Italian restaurant run by a Swiss-Vietnamese woman pays close attention to detail - its decor, its food and the way it is served, and Thu Anh also enjoys gazing out of the window at a leafy street below
Pho versus KFC: Food for serious thought
A series of global fast food restaurants recently made their foray across the main roads of large cities, such as Ha Noi and HCM City.
Hoang Kim Dang has shot his way into the nation's history books with iconic photographs of leading lights like General Vo Nguyen Giap and writer Nguyen Tuan. Watch their hands, he tells Nguyet Ha as he reflects on his career and shares insightful tips about sketching photographic portraits of famous people.
The sky was full of stars that twinkled brightly. A fresh wind was blowing strongly. It reminded him of the place in the country where he grew up.
Ayam Masak Merah (Braised Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Gravy)
Chicken is always a favourite in most Malaysian and Asian homes because it is easy to cook and pleases most palates. This week, chef Ahmad will bring you another popular dish made from chicken, the Ayam Masak Merah.
Poor migrant workers in Ha Noi have found a new rent-free home: unfinished villas outside the city that have been left incomplete because of a lack of investment funds.
Already people are questioning who will be Tiger's heir apparent to the golf throne and the simplest answer should be "nobody and everybody".
Hue gala to dazzle, expand audience
Hue gala to dazzle, expand audience

The latest edition of the biennial Hue Festival, starting this weekend, seeks to offer more things to more people, but 16 years on, the landmark event faces several ‘familiar' challenges, reports Phuoc Buu.

The Two- Coloured Sand

The sky was full of stars that twinkled brightly. A fresh wind was blowing strongly. It reminded him of the place in the country where he grew up.

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